Hagi SO 14 "SnowDrifts"


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Re: NEW! Hagi SO 14 "SnowDrifts"

Postby Chip » Jan 1st, '11, 21:39

kymidwife wrote:Has anyone seen the beginnings of crackling yet? I sort of anticipated a rapid reaction on this one, but after using it all day, it is still a pristine white with no crackling at all. Its a great size, perfect fit for my hand, and a pleasure to use so far.

Tiny bit, got a magnifyer out and there are LOTS of crackles. But so far they are resisting tea filling/staining of the crackles. So, there is some staining taking place, but much less than anticipated.
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Re: NEW! Hagi SO 14 "SnowDrifts"

Postby woozl » Jan 1st, '11, 22:09

Well the first beverage in cup was not tea :shock:

At 12:00:01, I christened my sow drift,
Some Roederer blanc de blanc :!:

I had very fine exterior crackling this AM.
And my cup was lightly crackled too :lol:

Now the first tea...... Lu an melon....
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Re: NEW! Hagi SO 14 "SnowDrifts"

Postby twinofmunin » Jan 2nd, '11, 02:07

I can see a lot in the way of crackles in mine, but since I have yet to use it (!), I haven't seen any progression... Hoping to break it in tomorrow; it's a bit late for me and tea right now...
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Re: NEW! Hagi SO 14 "SnowDrifts"

Postby Chip » Jan 2nd, '11, 02:11

PICS!!! :mrgreen:







... pleeeeze!
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Re: NEW! Hagi SO 14 "SnowDrifts"

Postby kymidwife » Jan 2nd, '11, 13:31

Some fine crackling is apparent today... very soft and subtle, quite different than any others. I am enjoying the newness. :) I will try to do some pics in a bit.

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Re: NEW! Hagi SO 14 "SnowDrifts"

Postby twinofmunin » Jan 2nd, '11, 16:42

It's so pretty inside; I'll almost be sad if it does crackle... With the glazes that are smooth and white inside, they're already so beautiful...

That said, my snowdrift is currently attempting to contain a cupful of Ujibashi San no Ma.
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Re: NEW! Hagi SO 14 "SnowDrifts"

Postby malin890423 » Jan 3rd, '11, 05:33

I got my cup this morning :) I'm surprised by how heavy it is and by how nice it feels in the hand. I thought the carved lines would make the feel in the hand more awkward but it doesn't.

The vertical lines in the glaze which are not so deeply carved are stunning!

Thanks Chip for offering two SO:s so completely different as the last two :)
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Re: NEW! Hagi SO 14 "SnowDrifts"

Postby NOESIS » Jan 3rd, '11, 14:03

I'm all over one of these when they become available again. Absolutely beautiful!
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Re: NEW! Hagi SO 14 "SnowDrifts"

Postby artmom » Jan 3rd, '11, 15:59

Chip wrote:
artmom wrote:Should be my Snowdrift, but have to wait for DH Ed to open it; my hands aren't strong enough to do it!! :( But he'll be here soon!! 8)

If I was closer ... I would be right over to assist a damsel in distress!


Thank you, Chip, my knight in shining Tea-armour!

Ed finally got it open, and it is gorgeous! Great striations, and fits my left hand. I'm ambidextrous when it comes to tea cup holding!! :lol:
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Re: NEW! Hagi SO 14 "SnowDrifts"

Postby Chip » Jan 3rd, '11, 16:36

artmom wrote: Ed finally got it open, and it is gorgeous! Great striations, and fits my left hand. I'm ambidextrous when it comes to tea cup holding!! :lol:

This is the first Hagi lefty cup that causes righties to adapt. A win for the lefties of the world! :mrgreen:

Twinofmu... wrote:It's so pretty inside; I'll almost be sad if it does crackle... With the glazes that are smooth and white inside, they're already so beautiful...

That said, my snowdrift is currently attempting to contain a cupful of Ujibashi San no Ma.
kymidwife wrote:Some fine crackling is apparent today... very soft and subtle, quite different than any others. I am enjoying the newness. :) I will try to do some pics in a bit.

I am seeing more and more visible crackles with each use, so it resists but is not crackle-proof.
Malin890... wrote:I got my cup this morning :) I'm surprised by how heavy it is and by how nice it feels in the hand. I thought the carved lines would make the feel in the hand more awkward but it doesn't.

The vertical lines in the glaze which are not so deeply carved are stunning!

Thanks Chip for offering two SO:s so completely different as the last two :)

Yes, the vertical lines are really stunning!

You are welcome, this is quite rewarding and the sharing is outstanding!

NOESIS wrote:I'm all over one of these when they become available again. Absolutely beautiful!

While this exact piece will not likely make an encore to the Hagi SO program, look for more Eiichi, definitely! SO 17 or 18 is already tentatively planned for an Eiichi, and I certainly hope to check out what else this guy has up his sleeves.
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Re: NEW! Hagi SO 14 "SnowDrifts"

Postby woozl » Jan 3rd, '11, 17:34

Ok tea peeps,
Here is the pre soak.
You can see we are giving off bubbles...

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That's what gave me the idea to christen her with champagne. :twisted:
So, we've had one session with bubbly, and 2 green tea multi steeps.
Crackling is evident on the outside, the interior is resisting.
so far....

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Re: NEW! Hagi SO 14 "SnowDrifts"

Postby Chip » Jan 3rd, '11, 17:54

Speaking of soaking ... for those newer to Hagi, a hot water presoak before using is recommended. Please let me know if you want more info on the subject.
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Re: NEW! Hagi SO 14 "SnowDrifts"

Postby OhJungMin » Jan 3rd, '11, 19:50

Please!
What temp, how long etc.
Any info would be appreciated...
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Re: NEW! Hagi SO 14 "SnowDrifts"

Postby Chip » Jan 3rd, '11, 19:59

The details are not set in stone, I tend to go hotter and longer than some. I simply set it in a pot of warm water and raise the temp slowly to approaching boil. Avoid boiling as your cup will bounce around, not good.

As the water approaches boil, turn off the heat and let sit in the water til cool enough to reach in and remove ...

One other reallllly BIG thing with Hagi ... is allowing it to dry fully for several days in a well ventilated spot before placing back in the box.
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Re: NEW! Hagi SO 14 "SnowDrifts"

Postby woozl » Jan 3rd, '11, 20:03

Or placing on a nice mahogany table :shock:
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